Clemson — Clemson is one of 10 schools ranked in the top 15 of 11 different major preseason college football publications. The range of Clemson’s ranking is from 6th to 15th with an average ranking of 9.45.
Of the 10 schools ranked in the top 15 of all 11 publications, Clemson’s average ranking of 9.45 is ninth best. Alabama is the consensus number-one, as the two time defending champions are ranked first in nine of the 11 polls. Only CBS Sportsline and ESPN.com have Alabama ranked second. Ohio State is the number-one team in both of those polls.
Three major polls are yet to be release: Associated Press, USA Today Coach’s Poll, and Sports Illustrated Magazine. Those polls won’t be released until August.
See the complete list of major polls and where different teams stand in today's print edition.